Tiffany Davis & Baby Skyla Milton

In December 2012, Tiffany Davis, who was eight months pregnant at the time, was leaving a convenience store in Overtown when she was shot in a drive-by shooting. One bullet struck her in the head, and another hit her in the abdomen. Tiffany was immediately rushed to Ryder Trauma Center.

A comprehensive team composed of trauma surgeons and OB/GYN doctors and nurses rushed her into an operating room, where they performed an emergency Cesarean section to save her baby’s life. The bullet had pierced through her womb and shattered her baby girl’s arm and elbow.

Baby Skyla Milton, who weighed 4 pounds, was rushed to the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz Children’s Hospital. The following day, a neurosurgeon performed a craniotomy to treat Tiffany’s brain injuries.

“Doctors made sure I was all right before I got out of the hospital,” she said, “and I hope they just keep it up and save other people, like how they worked on me.”

Tiffany has made a full recovery, and Skyla, who is now four years old, will start Pre-K in the fall of 2017.

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“Jackson treated me fantastically, especially their caring staff and brilliant doctors,” Woody said. “Jackson is a special place where countless people get excellent care, particularly those who need it the most.”

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“I’m grateful to Ryder Trauma Center,” he said. “They saved my life. The treatment was the best in the world.”

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“I have fond memories of Ryder and the medical staff,” Desiree said. “Everyone was so great to me. They made me feel like I was not alone.”

Tiffany Davis & Skyla Milton

“Doctors made sure I was all right before I got out of the hospital,” said Davis, “and I hope they just keep it up and save other people, like how they worked on me.”